Wednesday, January 2, 2013

vote on a masthead and be entered to win a mid-century modern vase - CLOSED

As part of my regular New Year's resolutions (exercise more, eat better,  blah blah blah), I decided it was time to upgrade the blog's look in preparation for more mid-century modern musings in 2013. But I need your help. Please vote for your favorite masthead by leaving a comment below. Also, please add any editorial comments you see fit as well. I reserve the right to choose the top vote as the masthead or revise the drawings based on feedback and pick some alternative combination thereof.



Yes, you CAN win this authentic mid-century modern turquoise vase by both entering a comment on this post and VOTING for your favorite masthead below as well as "liking" MidCenturyModernRemodel on FaceBook. Details of the drawing at the end of the post.


Here we go!

#1 Chair Legs

Mid-century chair leg shapes.

#1 Chair Legs

#2 Circles

Organic mid-century circles and architectural lines.

#2 Circles

#3 Chairs

Eames look-alike chair and architectural lines.

#3 Chairs

#4 Clock and Chairs

Atomic clock and Eames look a-like chairs.

#4 Clock & Chairs


#5 Squares & Atomic

Mid-century square design with atomic icons.

#5 Squares and Atomic 

Our graphic artist has a few more tricks up her sleeves but we decided to get feedback on these five versions before proceeding! Thanks for helping!

And special thanks to Dana over at Mid2Mod who let people know about my masthead dilemma.

Updated January 9, 2013: And the winner is, CLICK HERE!

Drawing Details

Every comment made on this post will be entered in a random drawing to win the fabulous mid-century modern turquoise vase pictured above and we are HAPPY to ship internationally. Also, LIKE us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/MidCenturyModernRemodel and be entered to win twice (if you VOTE via COMMENTS and have already LIKEed us in the past, we will count two votes as well). Contest entries close on Jan-8-2013 at midnight PST. Winner to be chosen at random. Odds will be forever in your favor (probably a 1:100 chance of winning). Winner will be announced on or about Jan-10-2013. 

38 comments:

  1. Circles!

    Love your blog, which I recently discovered (through Hooked on Houses, I think.)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. #3 & #5 are my faves, but #3 catches me more. Maybe it's that classic orange?

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  3. #3 is my favorite. It's simple with just a pop of orange. I really like the concept of #1, however if you hadn't said that they were table legs, I wouldn't have known. #5 caught my eye, but the color scheme is a little too much like Christmas for me. So I go right back to #3 :) --

    Nicole

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  4. Thanks for the feedback! Appreciate it!

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  5. I'm crazy about #1, because it looks fresh and new. I like #3 too.

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  6. I like #5, maybe because the reds and greens really pop. Also like the typeface better--it stands out more than the other choices.

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    1. Thank you very much for the specific feedback. :)

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  7. I'm with Dana on #1 Rebecca. I've seen similar versions of the others around the place and I think it's nice to be different. Although I'm not sure if it's the chair legs I like, or the fact it's on a white background. I don't really like the background colour of the others. #3 on a white background would be my next choice. I hope I haven't been too critical, you know I love your blog (and my own header's pretty dire, so who am I to talk!) x

    p.s. sorry - don't do the facebook thing.

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    1. Excellent detailed feedback. Critical is good. We have been debating back and forth ourselves.

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  8. #5 is my favorite and the most professional looking but needs a different color scheme
    #1 is terrible and very difficult to read
    #2 has potential but without the piano keyboard looking graphic, I know it's supposed to be flooring, but at first glance it "reads" piano
    #'s 3 & 4 are pretty forgettable
    sooo, go with #5

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  9. Here's my contribution!
    Take the type from #5, put on white background, I'm with Kylie on white backgrounds, then insert table legs from #1!
    Keep the orange vibe going and give the legs a slimming treatment, both in number and scale.
    I like the leg motifs cause I'm a sucker for a good table/chair leg and it's unique to you, not the same MC vibe that's out there.
    This is a fun process.
    I love redesigning my banners so enjoy, hope I wasn't too teachy? Pippa :)

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    1. Oh nicely done indeed. That was AWESOME.

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  10. #3...I`ll just keep it simple!
    Allison x

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    1. Hey Kels, thanks for playing the game! :)

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  12. They ALL look good but I think I like #3 the best, with #5 as the runner up. #3 looks fresh and uncluttered and I like that about it. But, truthfully, any one would look gorgeous and the colour palette of each seems just perfect for you!

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    1. We will have fun picking and incorporating all this excellent feedback. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. My first choice is #5, with #2 as the runner-up. I'm with Steph's mom, though. Both of them might be better with a white background...although they're good this way, too. I suppose it depends on if you're changing the rest of the blog, too.

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    1. I want to do a white background like many of the suggestions. A different color is limiting for sure.

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  14. I like #5. Sometimes choosing a piece of iconic design to feature makes it a bit too limiting, forces you to be locked in to that style.

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  15. Love Number 5...it is readable and fun!

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    1. Great, thanks for the vote!

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    2. Guess what Terry, you just won the drawing but I cannot find your profile on Blogger. I think you may have come over from Mid2Mod so I will ask Dana as well! Congratulations and hopefully we will connect.

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